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Francis DiPierro, MD

Francis DiPierro, MD
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Department Intensive Care and Resuscitation
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
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Treatment & Services

  • Critical Care
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About Francis DiPierro, MD

Francis DiPierro, MD, FACS is a Staff Cardiothoracic Instensivist in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  He is Board Certified in the following three specialties:

Surgical Critical Care

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. DiPierro completed his General Surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania, and then completed his Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic.  He performed cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for 12 years at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.  While there, he served on the Eastern Maine Medical Center Medical Executive Committee, carried out clinical research, and participated in the multidisciplinary meetings of the Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board.  He returned to the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery working as staff surgeon from 2012-2015.  He was appointed Division Head for Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital.  He then completed the Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2017, after which he joined the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology as a Surgical Intensivist specializing in the care of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical patients at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.  Dr. DiPierro was then appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  He has performed quality improvement projects in critical care at the Cleveland Clinic, has performed meeting work for the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update, and has published a number of scientific papers and abstracts in cardiothoracic surgical journals including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.


  • Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
  • Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Support, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Medical Education.

Awards & Honors

  • Yale University , graduation magna cum laude and graduation with Honors in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Association of Academic Surgery Surgical Student Award
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in cardiac mechanics and physiology
  • Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Charles H. Bryan Award for Clinical Excellence in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic, Division Head for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital
  • Caregiver Appreciation Award 3/24/2015
  • Caregiver Appreciation Award 4/19/2015
  • Caregiver Appreciation Award 7/20/2018


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • New England Surgical Society

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/30/2024, Dr. DiPierro has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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